3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
This also introduces a whole new issue to supply chain and the manufacturing process–protection of intellectual property (IP), in the form of the digital files being sent to 3D printers. UPS has already thought about how 3D printing could affect its core business, which involves moving materials in the supply chain. The two companies have jointly opened a facility near the UPS air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 100 industrial 3D printers.